Wednesday evening marked the inaugural voyage of the Kaleidoscope Ball – Designing The Future at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The charitable gala, was held in honor of UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Over $1.8 million was raised over the course of the evening.
LL Cool J received the very first Kaleidoscope Award, while Steven and Heather Mnuchin were honored with the Philanthropic Leadership Award; Cameron Cohen was the recipient of the Innovator Award.
Co-chairs Amanda Brown Chang, Beth Friedman, and Shari Glazer presented an evening that included a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, awards and a special performance by Blue Sky Riders: Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr; Patricia Heaton acted as host.
The silent auction showcased 10 intricate designer dollhouses created by 20 luminaries in the design and architecture world, including Natasha Baradaran, Chris Barrett, Joan Behnke, Cari Berg, Tim Campbell, Mark Cutler, Elizabeth Dinkel, Waldo Fernandez, Adam Hunter, James Magni, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Mary McDonald, Philip Nimmo, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Alexandra and Michael Misczynski, Lonni Paul, Estee Stanley, Ron Woodson, Jaime Rummerfield, and fashion designer Monique Lhuillier. 100% of proceeds from the sales of the dollhouses supported the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute.
Additional attendees at the event included Annette Bening, Warren Beatty Jason Biggs, James Mark Burnett and Roma Burnett, Chad Lowe, Eric Christian Olsen and Nina Tassler.